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Stretching Exercises for seniors

by Guest11629  |  8 years, 7 month(s) ago

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My Father usually gets annoyed by different joint pains because he usually sits all day, the Doctor told him to exercise as they are helpful in relaxing joints, can I have some exercises for the elders to help them in this situation?

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  1. James Harley

     as we age our muscles become shorter and less elastic, it also affects our bone structure and muscles resulting in decreased motion in shoulders, hips and even the spine. Stretching exercises in addition with breathing activities are a very effective way to relax muscles and relieve tension.

    Stretching exercises can effectively help improving posture in senior citizens; it greatly helps in back pain and even arthritis. Elderly citizens should perform stretching exercises normally 3 to 4 times a week. Following are some stretching exercises for seniors, don’t forget to warm up before performing these exercises.

    Shoulder And Upper Back Stretch

    Neck Side Stretch

    Shoulder Rolls

    Neck Rotation

    Shoulder Circles

    Chest Stretch

    Shoulder Stretch

    Reach Back

    Overhead Reach

    Triceps Stretch

    Hand Stretch

    Arm Raises

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